Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books, watching gorilla TV shows, and drawing gorilla pictures. She has gorillas on her bedside lamp
and even on her box of cereal. Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one, ...more
I must admit there are a few scenes that had me arching my eyebrow at what she was up in the way of questionable behavior, but the end explains e ...more
I am amazed that I have never come across this book before! Only just having read it, I was immediately transported back to childhood days of vulnerability, ambivalence and let-downs, but also days of fantasy filled adventures, fun and love.
This emotive and endearing book tells the humbling story of Hannah, a little girl, who wants nothing more but to spend quality time with her very busy father. Left to her own devices a lot of the time, Hannah spends her days reading ...more
I think Anothy Browne has explored a number of issues and anxieties experienced by most children in a imaginative, enchanting and magical way in this book- and the fact that this is all done within 30 pages is an absolute triumph.
'Gorilla' is a short story about Hannah, a young girl who is obsessed with all things gorilla. The story implies that Hannah is from a single-parent family (alth ...more
Her father is a very busy man and spends little time with Hannah as he goes to work very early in the morning and spends his evenings working also.
On the night before her birthday, something magical happens to Hannah. She awakes in the middle of the night to find a real gorill ...more
Over night as it approaches Hannah's birthday a small gorilla which she keeps besides her transforms into a friendly real life gorilla who takes her on a thoughtful adventure to the zoo. The tal ...more
Browne’s beautiful illustrations are intelligent and perceptive and it takes a few readings to really appreciate them. They seem to show the world through the vie ...more
The story tells about a little girl who is neglected by her dad who is always busy. The reader is lead to believe that he is a single father because it only mentions that the mother is not around and speaks nothing else about her. It is a very relatable book because many students can have that fear of being alone to and that their parents are not there for them. Towards the end the daughter does mend things with her dad and finds out that he loved her all along. I think this book would be approp ...more
The story itself moves along at a nice pace and is enthralling enough even though it contains only short one or two line sentences per page. I feel it is perfect for children between the ages of 5 and 9, but this picture book is so delightful that i ...more
The story is simple. A little girl longs for the attention of her busy father. A toy gift she initially neglects fulfills her desire for an attentive parent. By story’s end, the issue between the girl and her father is reconciled, as the father seems to pick up where the toy l...more
Anthony Browne, a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist, is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including SILLY BILLY and LITTLE BEAUTY. He lives in Kent, England.